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Sprouting Seed: Alfalfa

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Organic Alfalfa Sprouting Seed

Name: Alfalfa Sprouting Seed

Latin Name: Medicago sativa

Description: Alfalfa sprouts are one of the most popular varieties of sprouts to grow due to their health benefits. They are also easy and quick to grow, taking just 4 to 6 days to be ready. Add them to any meal to add a healthy kick to it.

Seed Origin: Italy

Soak Time: 6 - 12 Hours

Ideal Growing Temperature: 15 °C to  20 °C 

Seeding Rate: 1 - 3 Tablespoons, Depending On Jar Size

Expected Yield: 7 x The Weight of Seed Used

Estimated time to Harvest: 4 - 6 Days

How To Grow Alfalfa Sprouts: Fill your sprouting jar up with 1 to 3 tablespoons of Alfalfa seed, depending on jar size. Alfalfa seed will yield you roughly 7 times the weight of the seeds you put in the jar in sprouts. This is dependant on how long you grow them for.

Fill the jar with water and let the seeds soak in it for 6 to 12 hours. Then drain the water and rinse the seeds. Leave the sprouting jar turned upside down to drain all excess water.

Daily Rinsing: Open your jar twice daily and rinse your seeds/sprouts thoroughly, filling the jar with water and draining it 2 to 3 times for each rinsing. Then leave the sprouting jar turned upside down to drain any excess water.

Placement: Place your sprouting jar in in-direct sunlight. This will allow the leaves to turn green, without the jar overheating in direct sunlight.

Harvesting:  Alfalfa Sprouts can be ready to eat after as little as 4 days, but you can grow them longer. It is best to taste them after each day and see what your preference is, and take note for future growing. When you are happy with them, rinse them once more, remove from your jar, and store them in the refrigerator.